death warrant

death warrant
noun Date: 1692 1. a warrant for the execution of a death sentence 2. deathblow

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  • death warrant — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms death warrant : singular death warrant plural death warrants an official document ordering someone to be punished by death • sign your own death warrant …   English dictionary

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